Hey y'all, Jesus was resurrected a few thousand years ago this weekend -- what, you forgot about Dre? -- so that means it's time for eating nice meals with friends and family in wonderful restaurants around Shanghai. SmSh had this totally original idea to put some of these Shanghai Easter brunch deals in a big list for you to make it easier to see what's on where. Like water into wine -- boom -- events listings in to a listical. He is risen! We are saved!
If you want to see everything we've got listed in our events directory relating to rabbits and Jay-to-the-Cee, click right here. That gets "updated in real time" (haha, syyyyke) so check back on there closer to the weekend for more complete listings.
The Excessive and Slightly Daunting Hotel Buffet Spreads
Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund has a boatload of celebrations on for Easter Sunday. The Grand Brasserie's got a Champagne Brunch with a fancier buffet than usual, including a free-flow champagne and a an easter egg hunt for the kids. That's 888rmb per adult (free-flow champagne, selected red/white wines, juice, coffee, tea), 428rmb per child (6-12 years old), running from 11am-12.30pm in the Long Bar and 12-3pm in the Grand Brasserie. Meanwhile, Easter Afternoon Tea gets served at Salon De Ville and Peacock Alley from 1.30-5.30pm. Includes finger sandwiches, pastries, scones, and Easter chocolate things. That's 388rmb per person or 688rmb for two people. (Note: all prices are subject to a 15% service charge).
The Peninsula's throwing down for Christ's resurrection. Sir Elly: Easter Family Brunch from 11am-3pm, featuring a 17-hour braised New Zealand Merino lamb. That's 618rmb per adult plus free flow champagne/wines/beers for an additional 265rmb. Kids (5-12 years old) can choose from a children's buffet with milkshake options and a special play corner. It's 258rmb for them. There's special treatment for large families in the The Rosamonde Aviation lounge. That's 20,000rmb for up to 28 guests. The Lobby: Easter Afternoon Tea's on from 1-6pm, serving seasonal dishes, tea, and musical accompaniment by the Peninsula String Quartet later in the evening. That's 330rmb per person. The kiddos can take part in the annual Easter Egg Hunt. (Note: all prices are subject to 16.6% surcharge). Finally, Executive Chef Lucien Gautier has handcrafted 30 giant chocolate Easter eggs, and they're available to purchase for 688rmb. Crack these suckers open for the lucky ticket inside, with prizes ranging from a one-night stay at the Deluxe River Room to an afternoon tea voucher.
Food that Comes Replete with Seasonal Distractions for Children
The Kerry Hotel hosts an Easter Brunch for the whole family at their three F&B venues, featuring an Easter egg hunt, a bouncy castle, and face painting. The COOK: Brunch service from 11.30am to 2.30pm, price at 368rmb per adult and 194rmb per child. The MEAT: Easter Brunch featuring steak. Brunch service 11.30am to 2.30pm, price at 428rmb per adult and 214rmb per child inclusive of free flow beer, wine soft drinks and juice. The BREW: Brunch service 11.30am to 2.30pm, price at 238rmb per adult and 119rmb per child. Service charges apply.
One of the most lavish brunches in town puts on its Easter face for the yearly feast. ON56 at Grand Hyatt Shanghai is hosting a sumptuous array of sweet and savory delights, along with seasonal fun and games for the kids. 688 net per adult, which includes free-flowing Mumm champagne; complimentary for children under 12 years old (only one child per adult). Best place in town for people who like to clutch flutes of champagne in their hands and scream bloody murder at their children. Starts 11.30am.
Sasha's got a garden brunch all-you-can-eat-buffet. Kids (under 12) pay half-price and get to be distracted by Easter Bunny games and activities. It's 198rmb per person for adults, and there's a "Deluxe Brunch" option for 298rmb. What's a Deluxe Brunch? It's a secret! We're going to guess it's a classy way of saying it involves booze. Call ahead for reservations and more info; 6474 6628.
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The Spot in Jing'an celebrates their yearly Easter "funday" with fun and games for the whole family. Lots of surprises and give-aways all tied together with a buffet brunch of seasonal classics. Adults, 200rmb. Kids 6-12: 100rmb and kids below 6 in for free. Buy tickets in advance and get a discounted price, available at The Spot. Runs 12pm to 3pm.
Super Easter-y roast dinner available at glo, where the chef's carving up roast beef, pork and lamb chops, and serving up all the vegetables, potatoes and trimmings that usually go with it. Two course for 168rmb (half price for the under-12s) and some gifts thrown in for the kiddos. Get in touch for reservations.
Appetizer and dessert buffet available for 175rmb, comprised of things like chips and salsas, chicharrones, taquitos, Maya's tres leches cake and so on. The price also includes one choice from the a la carte main courses. There's also (naturally) some free flow upgrade options; add 150rmb per person for sparkling wine and mimosas, 165rmb for classic margaritas and 125rmb for sangria and Sol beer. There's also a kid's corner, and there're some small Easter chocolate gifts for the little ones. Runs from 11am-4pm.
Chorus of Angels: Two Gospel Brunches
To celebrate Easter, Lil Laundry's doing an indoor (and outdoor, weather allowing) brunch set menu with some actual real-life gospel singers, including Latrece Bracks and Madalisto. For the kids, there's face-painting and an Easter egg hunt at 12pm. Set menu's 178rmb per person.
The originator of the Gospel Brunch, expect it to get extra soulful and extra Jesus-y for Easter Sunday. Available from 11am to 3pm, Shake's Gospel Music Brunch comes with a new brunch menu from Chef Danyi, along with those gospel and soul classics. Lots of sharing plates. A very delicious Eggs Lobster Benedict thing. Later on (that's 7pm till whenever), they've got their regular Sunday Mad Men Night, where all cocktails are 45rmb. Just the way Jesus wanted.
... Last But Not Least
Shanghai's own Willy Wonka chocolateering center offers a free DIY chocolate bar with every family ticket purchased from April 11 to 16. Make your own "crazy hare" (or one of 12 other shapes) under the guidance of mad chocolateers who somehow get to do this for a living. Family tickets are 2 adults + 1/2 kids (aged 7-11) for 420rmb/500rmb; 2 adults + 1 teen/2 teens (12-18) for 480rmb/570rmb; or 2 adults + 1 teen + 1 kid for 540rmb. Additional DIY chocolate bars are an additional 68rmb per bar.